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By on July 29, 2022 in Featured, News, Newsletter

Starting in 2017, OVLC has managed the Ojai Saddle Trails which are located on Krishnamurti Foundation of America (KFA) lands, just south of OVLC’s Ojai Meadows Preserve. This partnership has been widely celebrated as a boon for the valley: providing the public with access to additional open space and improved access to the Ojai Meadows Preserve. The KFA allowed public access to a critical trail connection between the Ojai Meadows Preserve and the Ojai Valley Bike Path, and through a beautiful oak woodland at the top of the saddle. In exchange, OVLC was able to provide its wealth of land management experience, care for the trails, perform fire clearance work, and manage use on the land. 

KFA witnessed the overwhelmingly positive response to opening access to their trails. Therefore, we are very pleased to report that KFA has decided to take on the land and public access management responsibilities – including keeping their trail system open to the public! For anyone who uses the KFA trails, nothing is changing other than the signage. 

OVLC is quite confident that our partners at KFA are going to be excellent stewards. It was wonderful partnering with them these last few years and we know they have the skills and desire to be a great community asset. Though our formal agreement has reached its end, KFA and OVLC remain committed to partnering to continue providing 

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